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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police Surround Home

On Wednesday evening, at approximately 5:15 pm, four police cars were parked with lights flashing at the corner of Waverley...

Original post made by Concerned on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Wondering, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm | 7 comments | 645 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls raising the height limit for new buildings

Palo Alto's 50-foot ceiling for new developments may start showing cracks next week, when the City Council considers new...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by CH, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 46 comments | 6195 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Essentique opens; Watercourse Way redecorates

A look at Essentique, a new beauty store on Park Boulevard, and new, unconventional artwork at Watercourse Way in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:20 am | 5 comments | 4070 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Save Lap Swimming and Masters Swimming at Rinconada Pool

The City of Palo Alto is proposing to contract with the private company "Team Sheeper" to provide aquatics programs and services...

Original post made by lisamkrieger on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Nov 29, 2016 at 8:39 am | 8 comments | 466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dead or alive?

The 120-foot redwood presiding over the Castilleja School campus didn't look sick. Its lush canopy sported dark green, shiny...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Castilleja neighbor, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:10 am | 8 comments | 5609 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA committee: Scrap existing flight path

A committee tasked with recommending ways to reduce airplane noise over the Midpeninsula voted last week in favor of a new...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Binocular, on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 28 comments | 8077 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula Hardware closes after 63 years

A longtime fixture of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood, Peninsula Hardware, has closed its doors and will hold a store-closing...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Lowell, on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 32 comments | 10035 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto nonprofit expands 61-year tradition

A holiday tradition started by Palo Alto residents for Palo Alto residents that has been making the season brighter for those...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by MH, on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:21 pm | 2 comments | 3090 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The best and worst trees for Palo Alto streets

Although redwoods are certainly beloved trees and Palo Alto was named after El Palo Alto, a tree at a campsite of the Portola...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Nov 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm | 11 comments | 1630 Views

SPORTS

McCaffrey gives Stanford football fans a kind of a rush

The biggest mystery of Stanford's 41-17 nonconference football victory over Rice on Saturday night was guessing what kind...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by John, on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm | 5 comments | 2677 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board election votes to be recounted

The results of this month's Palo Alto Board of Education election will be automatically recounted by the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Undue Influence?, on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:51 pm | 9 comments | 5849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senior nonprofits spar over Avenidas space in Palo Alto

Just weeks after the nonprofit Avenidas secured the city's permission to significantly expand its historic facility in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by cynical, on Nov 28, 2016 at 6:58 am | 11 comments | 4696 Views

RESTAURANTS

Persian delights

At Kolbeh in Mountain View, there are enticing appetizers, delicious kabobs, delightful wraps, earthy soups, redolent salads,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Nov 28, 2016 at 3:26 am | 1 comment | 1918 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pre-construction work starts on Caltrain electification

Preparations for the construction work needed to electrify Caltrain along the Peninsula corridor have started and will last...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:31 pm | 26 comments | 3577 Views

SPORTS

Bears start planning their return trip to the state championship

The Menlo-Atherton girls' volleyball team won its second consecutive Northern California Division I championship Saturday...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2016
Last comment by M-A VB Parent, on Nov 27, 2016 at 8:04 pm | 1 comment | 1257 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford prepares for next chapter of campus expansion

Faced with a heavy demand for housing, evolving academic disciplines and anticipated growth in its undergraduate population,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Maybe, on Nov 27, 2016 at 3:15 pm | 29 comments | 8901 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks a new vision for Fry's site

In an area marked by rapid change, rising rents and a flood of anxiety about growth and traffic, the 15-acre campus off El...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Nov 27, 2016 at 2:31 am | 85 comments | 10557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board votes, again, on weighted GPA

At a special meeting Monday night, the Palo Alto school board wrangled through multiple motions, amendments and an audience...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by john_alderman, on Nov 26, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 27 comments | 2584 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man one of escaped inmates still at large

A Palo Alto man is one of two inmates who escaped Wednesday night from the main jail in San Jose and are still at-large,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Paul, on Nov 26, 2016 at 10:51 am | 4 comments | 8270 Views

AROUND TOWN

Paly's Liang, six others join Stanford men's swim program

Seven talented high school student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Cardinal men's swimming and...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2016
Last comment by Make Stanford Men's Swimming Great Again, on Nov 26, 2016 at 7:02 am | 1 comment | 1230 Views
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Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto
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Wasband
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Packing for the Women's March
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